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Marazano Summarizing, Note-taking and Evernote

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Sara Floyd

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Transcript of Marazano Summarizing, Note-taking and Evernote

Summarizing and Note Taking and Evernote
To Effectively summarize...
1. Delete, substitute and keep some information
Classroom Application
1. Teach students a "rule-based" summarizing strategy

2. Use summary frames

3. Teach students the reciprocal teaching strategy
Marzano Summarizing, Note-taking and Evernote
Personal Reflection:

a. In what situation is it important for my students to summarize?

b. What do I do to help students understand the process of summarizing?


2. Analyze information at a fairly deep level
3. Be aware of the explicit structure of information as an aid
Kintsch and Dijk, 1980
Rosenshine, 1995
Meyer, 1975 and 1984
"Rule-Based" Strategy
Strategy is one following a set of rules or steps that produce a summary.
a. Delete trivial information
b. Delete redundant info
c. substitute specifics for lists ("flowers" for "daisies, tulips, and roses)
d. Select a topic sentence
Summary Frames
a. Narrative
b. TRI
c. Definition
d. Argumentation
e. Problem/Solution
f. Conversation
a series of questions that the teacher provides to students
Reciprocal Teaching
Involves 4 components: summarizing, questions, clarifying and predicting
Palincsar and Brown, 1984, 1985
Brown, Capione, and Day, 1981
Focus on these skills
a. Summarize
- What was taught?
b. Question
-What was understood or not understood?
- What questions did you have?
c. Clarify
- What words did you not understand?
d. Predict
- What do you think will be taught next?
- How does this concept connect to the real or future world?

Personal Reflection
a. What is the purpose of note taking in my classroom?

b. What is my personal style for note taking?

c. What do I do in the classroom to help my students take notes?
Generalizations on
Note Taking
1. Verbatim note taking is the least effective way to take notes
2. Notes should be considered a work in progress
3. Notes should be used as study guides for tests
4. The more notes taken, the better
Bretzing & Kulhary, 1979
Anderson & Armbruster, 1986
Carrier & Titus, 1981
Nye, Crooks, Powlie, Tripp, 1984
Classroom Applications
a. Give students teacher-Prepared Notes
b. teach students a variety of note taking formats
c. use combination notes
d. have students use technology when available
Teacher - prepared notes
a. Models good note taking

b. provides a clear framework of important facts

c. Should be used sparingly
- Uses indentation to indicate major ideas and their related details.
- Uses the relative size circles to indicate the importance of ideas and lines to indicate relationships
- Bigger circles = more important ideas
- Limits the amount of information a student can record
Employs both informal outline and the webbing technique
Each page of notes is divided into 3 parts with a line running down the middle and across the bottom
i.e. 2 column notes
Left: outline
Right: Webbing
Bottom: Summary
- Cloud-based service
- Typically used in note taking and organizing
- Connects to all devices (smart phones, tablets, computers)
- Allows students to share notes and activities for collaboration, assignments and projects.
- Allows teachers to share notes and lesson plans with colleagues.

1. Evernote.com OR in Chrome: download the Evernote App
2. Create an account -
Confirm through email
3. Sign-in and
start Evernoting!
: Just like most word processors
To create Notes: addition symbol at the top of the page(+New Note)
Helpful Hint: Add titles and tags on your notes for easier organizing and searching
: organize notes into subjects, classes, lists, (grocery lists), projects, school, pd sessions, staff meeting notes, etc.
To create a Notebook: click the down arrow to the right of the Notebook Heading
- Easy note taking
- Easy organization:
- Create notebooks for different classes
- Add tags to notes for easy searching
- Share notebooks with other students for reference.
- Share notes or entire notebooks with teachers for quick fact checking and teacher-student dialogue

To Share a note
: allows you to share via Facebook, Twitter, LinedIn, email or as an external link (to put on a website)
To share a notebook:
click the arrow (drop down menu), choose "modify sharing" option. Public link allows for sharing on a public site (website), or choose to share with individuals.
DOWNLOAD "Evernote Webclipper Extension" in Google Chrome Store
This app extension will allow you the "cut" items, such as articles, videos, etc. from the internet.
Use this "clipped" items for assignments, reference, ideas, or bookmarks.
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